08 May '12, 2pm

Green Jobs: First Solar’s New CEO and CTO; Amyris, SEPA Staff Shuffles: First Solar (Nasdaq:FSLR) is going thr...

First Solar (Nasdaq:FSLR) is going through a lot of changes and restructuring . First Solar reported its Q1 earnings report here and part of its restructuring includes a new CEO and CTO. James Hughes, the CCO, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Hughes succeeds Mike Ahearn, First Solar's founder and Chairman, interim CEO since Oct. 2011. Hughes joined First Solar in March as Chief Commercial Officer. Ahearn will continue in his role as Chairman of the Board. According to a company release, "Hughes has nearly 20 years of experience in the global energy industry. Before joining First Solar, he served as the CEO of AEI, which owned and operated power distribution, conventional and renewable power generation, natural gas transportation and natural gas distribution businesses in 19 countries. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Operating Officer for Prisma Energy....

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